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Deals: Raven Banner, Rhombus Media, CraveTV

Raven Banner picks up Peter Ricq’s debut feature Dead Shack, Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster lands on Netflix in the U.S., plus more deals.

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Rhombus sets up next slate of films

The Toronto-based producer is in development on seven feature films, including projects from Brandon Cronenberg and Andrew Cividino.

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HGF invests $400K across 30 film projects

Among the films picking up funding are new feature film projects from Don McKellar and Stephen Dunn.

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Strand Releasing takes U.S. rights to Closet Monster

The debut feature from Stephen Dunn won the Best Canadian Feature Film prize at TIFF this year.

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TIFF reveals Top Ten picks for 2015

Philippe Falardeau’s My Internship in Canada and Alan Zweig’s HURT (pictured) were among the titles chosen in the feature film category.

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TIFF ’15: Closet Monster wins best Canadian feature prize

Several other Canadian or copro titles were also presented with awards as the 40th edition of TIFF wrapped Sunday, with Hurt winning the inaugural Platform prize. (Closet Monster pictured.)

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Stephen Dunn named inaugural Len Blum participant

The residency, launched this July, gives one Canadian writer/director a chance to develop a film project via a program run out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. (Dunn pictured.)

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TIFF ’15: A peek inside Dunn’s Closet Monster

Ahead of Closet Monster‘s bow at TIFF, Stephen Dunn talks to Playback about his feature debut’s journey to greenlight and showcasing a “new” Newfoundland.

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TIFF ’15: Into the Forest, Closet Monster nab world bows

Other Canadian films to get world premieres at the 40th edition of the festival include Fire Song, The Rainbow Kid and the doc Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr. (Closet Monster pictured.)

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Fortissimo takes int’l rights to Closet Monster

Sales for the Rhombus Media and Best Boy Entertainment-produced feature begin in Cannes this week.

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Blog: Quirky ‘Pop-Up Porno’ a hot topic at Sundance

Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus speaks with Pop-Up Porno producer Holly O’Brien about getting three – yes, three – self-financed shorts into the famed festival.

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Telefilm invests over $11.7M across six features

The English-language features selected to receive a cash infusion in the latest round of financing include Stephen Dunn’s debt feature.